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, professor of economics at the -- why is greece so important to united states economy? >> it's not just -- the problem for the united states is the euro zone picture, and the euro zone is an important financial partner. this is important for the u.s. >> greece has had a ripple effect, and now we're seeing the protest marches in spain. are these all connected? >> well, they are connected in the sense that spain face the similar problems. so they are important in the sense that greece is pretty special for what they can salvage. >> could the greek failures have an impact possibly even on the presidential election here in the u.s.? >> well, it may because developments in greece may create a situation that will affect the performance of the united states economy, and that, of course, may have an impact on the election, and the main challenge that would happen is that a greek debt default -- which would create a new possibly lower credit crunch, and the main risk for the united states economy is that we may have a new financial crisis. this time coming from the european area, the united stat
overseas trip for francois hollande if he is elected this evening will be to the united states. there is a nato summit and a g8 summit that are happening in washington and chicago in just a few weeks. his first will be to berlin because, of course, the franco-german friendship is crucial, and the second will be to the united states if he is elected. that's when he will get to meet barack obama, the u.s. president. the one tiny issue between france and the u.s. were there. not exactly on the same page. if it's francois hollande, afghanistan -- he said he wants to withdraw all french troops from afghanistan by the end of this year. nicolas sarkozy, the incumbent has said he will wait until next year. randy. >> it has been an interesting race. things got pretty heated in a debate last week with sarkozy calling hollande a liar. >> reporter: well, what happened is that, yes, it did become personal. you don't feel that these two men like each other on a personal level. it got a bit heated when sarkozy kept using the word lie, and that's where francois hollande said why do you keep us
guangcheng can apply for a visa to travel to the united states. chen remains at a beijing hospital after leaving the embassy in beijing where he sought refuge. we're joined now, good morning, what is the latest word on chen, has he had contact with u.s. officials yet? >> reporter: well, right now what we know he is at the hospital, he is here in china, even though he had hoped to be traveling to the united states quite quickly. this comes of course as u.s. state secretary hillary clinton does indeed depart china after a week of intense negotiations between the u.s. and china to find a way forward after this very hot diplomatic problem between the countries chen guangcheng hoped to at first stay in china for the longer term to continue to fight for his own cause, however he flipped on that decision and instead said that he wanted to go to the u.s., both sides have been trying to negotiate and yesterday, at the end of the strategic economic dialogue, hillary clinton said she was encouraged about the progress of the two sides were able to make in order to try to hash out some sort of resolu
in the united states, sitting in a landfill. this shore is facing away from japan, the currents and winds dumps it in here. then tsunami debris concerns us mostly because of the amount of styrofoam coming with it and toxic chemicals. we think they will have a detrimental impact on the environment out here, long time. >> reporter: chris has been clean ming marine debris for 15 years. it is becoming next to impossible. >> this is building foam, we just never got much of that before. now if you walk up and down the beach, you can see it. that is out of the crushed building structures. i have seen pictures of huge yards, acres of these things stacked up, before the tsunami, they are empty now, this is where they are. i have never seen a big yellow one like this, pretty big. little bits of styrofoam up and down the beach. billions of pieces of it. the other thing is albatross and sea birds eat it like crazy and killing the hell out of them. big chunk of styrofoam came in. >> reporter: tests found no abnormal levels of radiation. still much is toxic. >> i have no idea what was in this. bowl cleanser,
a superintendent for 30 some years at many different park service units ross the united states. the only time i've ever had a break is when i was on maternity leave. i have retired from doing this one thing that i loved. now, i'm going to be able to have the time to explore something different. it's like another chapter. >>> it is about half past the hour welcome back i'm randi kaye. thanks for starting your day with us. look at the morning headlines. >>> a blind chinese activist is on his way to the u.s. chen guangcheng and his wife and two children arrived in beijing for a flight to new york. he hit at the u.s. embassy for several days after fleeing house arrest last month. >> 2, 1, 0. and lift off -- we've had a cut off. lift off did not occur. >> you are looking at the spacex falcon 9 rocket on the launch pad at cape canaveral in florida. the early morning launch was scrubbed because of a technical glitch. a private company was about to make history by launching the rocket to the international space station, another attempt could happen tuesday. >>> alabama's governor says changes to the st
if something happened to her. i wouldn't be able to really live. >> in the united states there are at least 1.3 million children caring for someone who is ill or injured or elderly or disabled. they can become isolated. there are physical effects. the stresses of it and the worry. >> thank you, baby. thank you so much. >> but as children, they suffer silently. people don't know they exist. i'm connie. i am bringing this precious population into the light to transform their lives so that they can stay in school. >> good? >> we offer each child a home visit. >> has the rent been -- >> we look at what we can provide to meet the need. we go into the schools with a peer support group and we offer out of school activities that give the child a break. >> this is so relaxing. >> so they know that -- we give them hope for their teacher. >> nicolas. >> now i am getting a's and b's, and i feel more confident. >> we have a long way to go. there's so many more children that really need this help and support. >> and, remember, cnn heroes are all chosen from people that you tell us about to nominate someone
military. >> biden also said the united states relationship with rising economic super power china will help shape the 21st century. >> his campaign has made it a priority to chippewa at a traditionally republican voting block. cnn white house correspondent dan lothian reports. >> reporter: president obama rarely misses an opportunity to talk about the help he is offering to military veterans and his families. >> we serve our veterans the way they served us. >> it's about policy and politics. his re-election campaign is actively courting veterans who have traditionally supported republicans, launching a grassroots effort. veterans and military families for obama. >> it's door to door, person to person, grocery store to grocery store, letting people know the president's record as it relates to veterans. >> reporter: in 2008 president obama lost the veteran vote to senator john mccain 55% to 45%, but the demographics are shifting, and democrats sense an opportunity. a recent reuters-ipsos poll shows mr. obama with a 44% to 37% lead among this group over likely opponent mitt romney. t
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